Sex trafficking

Global Sex Trafficking & the Guy Next Door - The Need To End Demand (HuffPo)

1/11/2013 -- Huffington Post -- "Global Sex Trafficking & the Guy Next Door" On Human Trafficking Awareness Day, New York Office Director Lauren Hersh discusses the need to address the role of demand in the fight against sex trafficking.

Iluta Lace

Innovating ways to end sex trafficking and gender inequality in Latvia

1. What's it like to be a woman or girl in Latvia today?

The War on Trafficking: Proposition 35 (In These Times)

12/24/2012 -- In These Times -- "The War on Trafficking: Will California’s crackdown do more harm than good?"; Kenneth Franzblau, anti-trafficking consultant for Equality Now, debates a new controversial anti-trafficking law in California.

Ending Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: The Global Movement Towards Gender Equality (HuffPo UK)

12/27/2012 -- Huffington Post UK -- "Ending Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: The Global Movement Towards Gender Equality"; London Office Director Jacqui Hunt on the need for a new model to address sexual exploitation.

Gender equality, sexual exploitation, and the Nordic model (The Guardian)

12/26/2012 -- The Guardian -- "Government under pressure to review prostitution laws in England and Wales"; London Office Director Jacqui Hunt on gender equality and sexual exploitation.

Equality Now Advocates for ‘Nordic model’ against Trafficking and Gender Inequality (The Nordic Page)

12/4/2012 -- The Nordic Page -- "Equality Now Advocates for ‘Nordic model’ against Trafficking and Gender Inequality"; The 'Nordic model' criminalises the demand for commercial sex while decriminalising individuals in prostitution.

Equality Now & partner activists respond to a recent article on the role of demand in prostitution (NY Times)

 9/30/2012 -- New York Times -- "Ending the Demand Side of Prostitution"  Representative Carolyn Maloney, Equality Now & Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation respond to a recent New York Times article on the role of demand in prostitution.

Letter to the Editor: Sex Trafficking in the Americas (NY Times)

5/1/2012 -- New York Times -- "Sex Trafficking in the Americas" New York Office Director Tzili Mor responds to "Prostitutes Perplexed as Global Glare Falls on City’s Brothels" (4/26) citing the need to end demand-driven commercial sexual exploitation.

United States: Call for zero tolerance on demand that fuels sex trafficking

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Date: 
2012 May 1

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What You Can Do: 

Call on U.S. President Barack Obama to issue an Executive Order prohibiting all federal employees and contractors from buying sex as it contributes to sex trafficking, and to ensure that all agency heads strictly enforce such a zero tolerance policy. Doing so would help ensure the United States lives up to its national and international commitments to curb the demand that fuels sex trafficking. >> TAKE ACTION NOW!

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
United States of America
Fax: + 1 202-456-2461
E-mail: president@whitehouse.gov

Letters: 

Dear President Obama:

Following the recent “scandal” involving Secret Service agents and military members traveling on official business buying sex from women in prostitution in Cartagena, Colombia and similar reported incidents worldwide, I am writing to request that the U.S. government act now to end commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. I urge you to issue an Executive Order prohibiting all federal employees and contractors from buying sex as it contributes to sex trafficking, and to ensure all agency heads strictly enforce such a zero tolerance policy.

Demand for commercial sex fuels sex trafficking and exploitation. Millions of women and girls are sold and bought for sexual exploitation in violation of their rights to bodily integrity, equality, dignity, health, and to be free from violence and torture. As part of efforts to prevent sex trafficking, the U.S. government is bound by national and international laws and policies to reduce the demand for commercial sex. In addition, the U.S. anti-trafficking ambassador has made clear that reducing demand is an integral part of the fight to end sex trafficking. Yet, there is no consistent policy on sex trafficking and purchasing sex that covers the conduct of all government employees and contractors.

I respectfully urge the U.S. government to adopt a zero tolerance policy on the demand for commercial sex that fuels sex trafficking. Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,
 

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